Downgrade from the latest iOS 7.0.4 – How to

Rafia Shaikh

Apple just released its latest iOS 7.0.4 update yesterday. While it debugged many little bugs found earlier, several users have found many new bugs in this latest update. iOS 7.0.4 problems reported so far include a major issue of internet connectivity. Another repeatedly occurred issue faced by many users is the slow performance of iPhone.downgrade ios 7.0.4

If you are also suffering from these (or other) issues and wish to downgrade iOS 7.0.4, here are the steps and direct download links to save you out.

Not satisfied with this latest update? Here is how to downgrade iOS 7.0.4.

Prerequisites to downgrade iOS 7.0.4!

Make sure you have updated your device to iTunes 11.1. Download links are shared after the steps.

How to downgrade iOS 7.0.4 to iOS 7.0.3 / 7.0.2 / iOS 7:

Steps to downgrade iOS 7.0.4: download appropriate iOS firmware file for your device - direct download links below.

  • Connect your Apple device to your PC and wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device.
  • Click on the device button in iTunes and hold down the option key (Mac) or shift key (Windows) and click Check for Update button in the Summary pane. 
  • From the download links shared below, download the relevant file. Locate the same .ipsw file downloaded from links and select it.
  • In case you don't see any new version to downgrade to:
    • create a backup, and then put your device into DFU (Direct Firmware Update) mode. DFU will help you install whichever OS you want to.

Direct download links:

Downgrade iOS 7.0.4 - iOS 7 download links:

Direct download links for iOS 7.0.2:downgrade ios 7.0.4

 Based on your iPad's model number, here is how you can identify your required iOS firmware file:

iPad mini Wi-Fi A1432 [iPad2,5], iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1454 [iPad2,6], iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) A1455 [iPad2,7]

iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi A1458 [iPad3,4], iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular A1459 [iPad3,5], iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)A1460 [iPad3,6]

iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi A1416 [iPad3,1], iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ) A1403 [iPad3,2], iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular A1430 [iPad3,3]

iPad 2 A1395 [iPad2,1], iPad 2 (CDMA model) A1397 [iPad2,3], iPad 2 (GSM model) A1396 [iPad2,2]

iPad (Wi-Fi) A1219 [iPad1,1], iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G) A1337 [iPad1,1]

You can download the iOS from here:

Direct download links for iOS 7.0.3:

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